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post #1 of 2 Old 05-17-2014, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Tj budget build

My neighbor has a 2002 tj that be bought brand new in 2002. He told me one day he was thinking of selling it. I ended up picking it up from him for $3200. It has a soft top but has tons of holes in it. He is a teacher and the kids there kept cutting his windows. It also has a oil leak that I'm trying to chaise down. He said he got $1400 of ac work done a few months back but then is ended up with a leak somewhere else so the ac does not work right now. He put 31x10.5x15 tires with American racing rims. Here is the stock pictures as I got it.





Polished up the American racing a little. Still need a lot more!!! But they are better than what they where.





Painted the fenders and installed my rubicon wheels and tires after buying spacers. 32". Look Way better I think







Here is my oil leak I have no clue where is coming from














I also noticed that the front diff looks a little wet but no leak or drip. Is this normal? I thought it should be completely dry




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post #2 of 2 Old 05-18-2014, 03:30 PM
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Jeep 4.0 leak oil from three main places. Valve cover gasket (look for oil up high on the back of the engine block). Rear main seal (where the crank shaft exits the back of the block) and the oil pan gasket.

Valve cover is easy to do. I recommend a FelPro permadry gasket.

The oil pan and rear main seal require some extra effort, but there are lots of write-ups on it.

$3200 is a great price for that Jeep. If I came across one for that price, I'd have some explaining to do when I got it back home. Even with high miles, the 4.0 is known to run a long time. I'd get a small lift to provide clearance for the 32s and a new softtop and you'll be good to go.

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